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National Issues, Local Impact

How Indie Lens Pop-Up, filmmakers, and PBS stations gather communities.

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Using Data to Measure Impact

How do you know if documentary film makes a difference in the world?

Connected thousands of emerging and seasoned racial justice leaders through screenings of The Black Panthers in 90 cities.

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 50,000 attendees and counting.

Partnering with organizations in eight countries, this global campaign uses storytelling to create social change—from increasing girls’ access to education to reducing child marriage and gender-based violence.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. Noland Walker Becomes Member of the Academy

    July 14, 2020

    Among the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' newest members is ITVS Vice President of Content Noland Walker. Read more about Noland's accomplishments and this honor.

  2. ITVS Shares Our Progress on BIPOC Representation

    July 6, 2020

    ITVS is committing today to publish key data that we provide each fiscal year to our Board.

  3. Filmmakers Coping During COVID

    June 30, 2020

    5 Documentary teams are sharing their experience as a filmmaker during COVID and how they are coping with social distancing.